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 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 22, 2017 

Two school boards to meet tonight

The Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem school districts’ boards of directors will hold a joint meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at La Presa Restaurant in Grand Coulee to discuss items of mutual interest. The meeting is open to the public. Coulee Da...

 

Seventy-four years ago

USBR barge taking soundings of the river bed below Grand Coulee Dam for a study of the erosive effects of summer floods. - March 1, 1943 photo...

 

Raymond R. "Ray" Estrada

Raymond R. "Ray" Estrada, 72, passed away in Coulee Dam, Washington, Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017. Born October 11, 1944, in Riverside, California, to Ramon Garcia and Margaret Ramos-Estrada, Ray...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, March 23, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. General business will be on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/12 - A dispute over a niece smoking pot at a Weil Place residence brought police. It was decided that the niece and uncle would leave the house for the night. - A woman told police that she received a counterfeit $20 bill when...

 

Newsbriefs

School boards to meet together The boards of Nespelem and Grand Coulee Dam school districts will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, March 22, at La Presa Restaurant, in Grand Coulee, at 6 p.m. The joint board meeting is open to the public. Park board co...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 15, 2017

Winter toll on roads and budgets steep

City officials in the four towns will be more than happy to see winter end, but they all fear what is going to happen to city streets in the region. Ken Dexter, public works director for Electric...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, March 16, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Grand Coulee. General business will be on the agenda. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators meet every Tuesday...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/6 - Vandals did about $125 damage at Young’s Welding. Boys with long skateboards were thought to be responsible. The suspects tipped a display over and broke a rock, the police report stated. 3/7 - USBR Plant Protection was no...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

New carnival will serve Colorama this year

Colorama will have a new carnival this year, Rainier Amusements, out of Portland, Oregon, the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week. The new carnival is one of the featured attractions for this year’s Colorama Festival, May...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 8, 2017

Winter hard on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has had its problems with the harsh winter, and will have to repair sidewalk and playground concrete walkway problems when spring arrives. Sidewalks in front of the new school have had surface problems and the...

 

Newsbriefs

Next week, thank a classified employee March 13-17 has been proclaimed Classified Public School Employees Week by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. There are 60,000 classified school employees in the state who are involved in nearly every aspect of...

 

School strategizers meet

Richard McBride, superintendent of the North Central Educational Service District 171, leads a discussion on developing a strategic plan for Grand Coulee Dam School District in a Lake Roosevelt...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 8, 2017

It all adds up

It’s not easy to get used to driving 10 miles per hour slower on a short stretch of highway you’ve been traveling daily for decades. That’s a problem many folks face trying, straining, braking to navigate the multi-lane stretch of highway 155 b...

 

Sixty-eight years ago

Workmen operate prepakt grout equipment as they pump grout into prepakt areas at the base of the right training wall. Equipment shown here includes, at top, two double-drum grout mixers; center, two...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber meets at La Presa [Corrected] The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday at La Presa. Star Publisher Scott Hunter will provide a program. Grand Coulee Library Mystery Program The Grand Coulee Library will be...

 

Ives/Barnaby have a boy

Lachelle Ives and Nicholas Barnaby, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Donald Barnaby, born Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was 21.5...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    March 8, 2017

State wrestlers treated

Three student athletes who placed at the state wrestling tournament in Tacoma last month were treated to lunch at The Siam Palace with the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club Wednesday. Lake Roosevelt...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/21 - Police checked on a disturbance at a Hill Avenue apartment. Police encountered a woman who refused to stop and went around the corner of the apartment complex, where she fell, breaking her ankle. She had complained that a...

 

Legals for March 8, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Separate sealed bids will be received by the Town of Coulee Dam at the Town Hall, located at 300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam, WA 99116, until 2:00 p.m., March 15,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

Schools contemplate greater grad requirements

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board had two issues on its agenda Monday night for passage; neither made it in a three-plus-hour-long, marathon meeting. The issues were new high school graduation requirements and a two-year school calendar....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

District learns options for clearing a path to sale of old school

The Grand Coulee Dam School District met with Grand Coulee’s planning commission Feb. 15 and received first hand some of the options it faces in selling the Center School property. Superintendent Paul Turner stated late last week that the meeting...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

System constipation leads to big charge in city's bill

Timing is everything, even when it involves a bill between two cities. A billing issue followed a lengthy discussion among Grand Coulee’s city council members last week as they tried to come to grips with a contract agreement between the city and...

 

Newsbriefs

Dangerous crosswalk discussed Cheryl Hoffman, president of the local senior center, asked Grand Coulee City Council to do something about the dangers of the crosswalk on Federal Way. She said that seniors use this crosswalk and drivers coming down...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    March 1, 2017

City park could be renamed for pro bull rider

Grand Coulee could soon have a park dedicated to world-champion bull rider Shane Proctor. A proposal was made to the Grand Coulee City Council Feb. 21 by Bob Valen, who made the request on behalf of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce....

 

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